All of the moms in the Teen Mom franchise earned their roles simply by becoming moms at a young age. Along the way, some of the moms have had other kids and grown their families. Now, thanks to a few posts on social media, many fans think Maci Bookout McKinney from Teen Mom might be pregnant again, making her yet another mom from the series who decided to have more kids once she was no longer a kid herself.
Is Maci really pregnant? Or is she just having some fun with her fans? Let's take a closer look.
On March 18, 2022, Maci wrote via Twitter, “And just like that … surprise!" alongside heart emojis, along with a photo of a sonogram. Except, she shared a link to a story that explained the pregnancy speculation was nothing but rumors.
This isn't the first time she's teased a pregnancy for clicks. In January 2022, she posted a blurred screenshot from the teaser trailer for Teen Mom: Family Reunion alongside the caption: “Since everyone’s talking, I am happy to CONFIRM my PREGNANCY news!”
She again urged followers to click the link in her bio — which took them to a Celebuzz article in which an insider said: “It seems the rumors are popping up again so … to settle the score — no, Maci is NOT pregnant. “No, she is not sporting a baby bump in the upcoming Teen Mom vacation show.”
In a July 20201 Instagram post (which was later deleted, though it was also in her Stories), Maci posted a picture of a sonogram, a onesie that reads "Kinda looks like Netflix and Chill went a little too far," and a TV remote. But before anyone could comment asking Maci when she's due, she turned off the comments. Her caption only read "#LinkInBio."
The confusion with the recent #LinkInBio situation mimics what happened in late 2019 when Maci's cryptic posts led to everyone asking whether or not she was expecting her next child. She had posted a photo of herself and her husband, Taylor McKinney, with a sonogram technician who seemed to be scanning Maci's stomach for a new pregnancy.
Maybe Maci's postings of these kinds of links keeps fans guessing and waiting for what's next? Either way, it's causing confusion!
'Teen Mom' stars are known for their click-bait article shares on social media.
Maci certainly isn't the first Teen Mom star to share an article in an attempt to bring clicks to a news website. Catelynn Baltierra from Teen Mom OG has also been known to share articles with misleading headlines, and former Teen Mom star Jenelle Eason came under fire when fans learned that companies paid her to share articles and post on her behalf rather than sharing rumor-filled articles herself.
Maci said she doesn't want to be pregnant again.
The Teen Mom star has said she is open to expanding her family by way of adoption. In 2017, she told E! News that she did not want to be pregnant again. And in May 2019, she told Us Weekly that she and Taylor have researched adoption as a way to have more children.
"Taylor and I both always wanted to adopt. Now it's just a matter of timing and really accepting the process," she told the news outlet. "Because we don't want to adopt a baby. And not that we only want one, but we are open to siblings also."
She explained that it was something she and Taylor were still discussing as an option when their younger kids get a little older. But as far as being pregnant, Maci's social media followers should probably make it a rule to never believe the rumors.
Teen Mom OG airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on MTV.